Musings by Mindy

Mindy Sevinor

Hi Friends and Colleagues,

I’m excited to be joining you for the debut of our trade blog! Every few months, I’ll be waxing poetic and sharing some observations and insight (musings, if you will) from my experiences on the showroom floor and beyond.

Being the Showroom Brand Manager for Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, I’m privileged to work closely with our wonderful manufacturer partners as I soak up – pun intended – the latest styles and design influences to hit our industry.

Ready to dive into the latest and the greatest? Keeping scrolling for some can’t-miss trends and upcoming events that we’re hosting.

All my best,

Mindy Sevinor
Showroom Brand Manager

Trendspotting & New Products
IN OUR SHOWROOMS

STONE FOREST CALMA TUB

I cannot stop swooning over the Calma bathtub by Stone Forest and must pinch myself every time I walk by it on display at our Watertown showroom. A bonafide conversation-starter, this stunner is carved by hand from a monolithic block of marquina taupe marble. A slab of stone represents centuries of accumulated time and is carefully selected from a quarry in Spain.

The talented sculptors at Stone Forest utilize innovative techniques to create the Calma’s light, sensuous appearance. I love how the soft lines of this free-standing piece soothe the soul. The composition of this piece blends structural integrity with varied veining patterns and color nuances to create a scene-stealing fixture.

Available through both of our showrooms.

Graff FAUCET HARLEY COLLECTION

Oh, where to even begin with GRAFF…

I fell in love with this manufacturer while attending the Salone del Mobile trade fair in Milan last year. The brand recently debuted its Harley series – overflowing with nostalgia and style – and I’m thrilled that we now carry this collection.

No surprise here; the Harley designs were conceptualized (by GRAFF’s G+ Design Studio) with iconic motorcycles in mind. This cutting-edge line evokes vintage familiarity reimagined in a contemporary way. Every detail is deliberate and impactful, from the steering wheel-reminiscent circular valve faucet handles to the knurling texture on the surfaces. This collection is in keeping with the strong industrial influence we’re still seeing in bath and kitchen products.

Available through both of our showrooms.

SPECIALTY FINISHES

Something that I’m seeing a lot of is the use of specialty finishes in the bath and kitchen. Opting for both metals and mattes allows for a variegated and diverse style of fixtures. The most popular selections are still matte black and varieties of brass, similar to the Brizo piece in this photo.

Versatile and fresh, specialty finishes allow you to customize a bath or kitchen space to the exact tastes and needs of the user. Blending textures and colors is a great way to achieve a multi-dimensional, dynamic design.

Specialty finish products available through both of our showrooms.

KITCHEN WORKSTATIONS

If there’s one thing we know about kitchens and countertops, it’s that they tend to get cluttered and crowded very easily. With so much activity happening at the counter – prepping, cooking, entertaining, cleaning up – it’s important to maximize the space and utilize every square inch. Smart and sleek workstations by our showroom brand, The Galley, elevate the functionality, enjoyability and efficiency of the space.

I will always be a Galley gal and highly recommend the brand’s revolutionary workstations when trying to create more counter and sink space. Especially in demand by the homeowner who is eager for a time-saving way to prepare food, The Galley’s systems allow for a productive meal prep experience. We’ve entered the time of a whole new ‘home chef’ culture – one based on ease and productivity, and The Galley is very much up to the challenge. Take a peek to see these innovative solutions in action: thegalley.com/videos

Available through both of our showrooms.

UPCOMINGShowroom Events

April 23

Franz Viegener Lunch & Learn

11:30 am – 1 pm in Watertown

May 15

Book Signing with Erin Gates

6 – 8 pm in Watertown

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